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About Morada

Morada restaurant takes its name from Lilian Rice’s 1923 moniker for The Inn, itself, meaning “house of many rooms.” Locally sourced California cuisine and a comfortable sophistication carry on the feel, welcoming locals and guests to gather, share old stories and fresh selections, and feel at home.

5951 Linea Del Cielo
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean, Contemporary French / American

Hours of Operation:
Sunday - Thursday: 7:00am - 10:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 7:00am - 11:00pm

Breakfast menu available daily from 7:00am - 11:00am; Brunch menu available Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am - 3:00pm; Lunch menu available daily from 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner menu available from 5pm until 10-11pm, depending on day.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 381-8289

Website:
http://www.theinnatrsf.com/dining/morada/

Entertainment:
Join us every Friday and Saturday nights for live music from 6:00 - 10:00pm.

Parking Details:
Valet available or self parking in the village.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Engage With an Unassuming Tone of Country Comfort. Removed from distractions, The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe is your ideal destination. From 20 to 350, and from interior ranch warmth to famously manicured lawns, you’ll also enjoy perfect planning that’s as personal as it is professional.

Morada Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

4.5

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
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Good for Anniversaries (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Romantic (5)
Business Meals (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Scenic View (4)
Casual (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Live Music (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Fun (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

thisfancy restaurant has the worlds most boring menu and the music from the bar makes it a lousy place to have a quiet dinner

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

It was a pre-Christmas dinner for my son, his family and us. We sat outside and could see the beautiful lights and ice skating. The food was very good, especially the appetizers. We all had a wonderful time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Notable Wine List
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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Food was good. Kids running around patio unattended and screaming. Service was not up to a 4 or 5 star restaurant.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Great ambiance (intimate). Sunday evening date night. Quiet, great service, great food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Pleasant property and outdoor patio. Food was fairly good but service was indifferent. Time for getting drinks was long; wine not brought with drinks for those not having drinks; charcuterie plate nicely delivered but no plates; we had to ask them to come back and explain what was what; waiter disappeared for extended periods... So, not a bad night but I wouldn't rush back or recommend it.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We love going to Morada for a nice lunch or dinner! My fiance and I are getting married there next summer and have since eaten there many times with family and friends. Always rave reviews from everyone. Sitting outside in winter or summer is nice as they have heaters and the grounds are beautiful.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 16, 2017

It had been awhile since we were last at the Morada and the menu was totally new. At first I was disappointed, then after visiting with our server I decided to try the Jodari chicken and succotash. It was absolutely delicious. Looking forward to our next visit.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Scenic View, Local Ingredients
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Room loud. Food not that good. Service polite but not very efficient.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Giving this experience a marginal four stars. We arrived to find there was a Halloween celebration event with kids running around the grounds and people in costume. Once we got into the restaurant the atmosphere was better. Dining room provided a nice setting although the doors were open to the outside where adults and kids could come and go.

We were seated in a nice booth and ordered food. My wife and I shared the mushroom soup and the couple were with shared a Caesar salad - both were very good. There was a short rib risotto dish on the menu that sounded really good so we ordered it. It was not what I expected. The risotto was not risotto at all; it was a thick pasta in the shape of pearls. The short rib meat was good, but this dish should not be called a risotto if risotto is not being used. The couple ordered the salmon and pork chop and they loved their entrees. To cap it off, we had the banana pudding and donut holes and they were both good.

The noise level was rather high with the event going on so it was difficult at times to have a conversation.

The setting here look beautiful, but it was unfortunate the scene was spoiled by the festive crowd. I would like to return here at a quieter time.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We were very disappointed with our recent meal at Morada. We sat on the terrace and had not been informed when making our reservation that a wedding reception would be in progress on the lawn in front of the terrace. The music and noise from this event made it very difficult to make conversation. Additionally, it took an extraordinarily long time for the server to take our dinner order. Our drinks came very quickly, but we waited a long time before our dinner order was taken. When it finally arrived, my seabass was mediocre at best. It was swimming in a broth with mushrooms floating in it...not very appetizing. We are hugely disappointed as we love the ambiance on the terrace at the Inn, but our meals there of late have been lacking. Small portion sizes and flavors that are ok, but not special. Love the Inn, but disappointed of late.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Awesome outdoor seating ambiance. The indoor dining area is nice also. Great find in Rancho Santa Fe.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service and a beautiful location! We never tire of going here. A true gem!!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Loved the ambience inside, I think it is newly renovated and we loved the raving theme. Very warm and elegant. Food was delicious and the hotel looked fab. We would come back again

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

The overall impression was very positive. The main dislike was the slow speed of food delivery from the Kitchen. The wait staff was very good and the employees were very friendly and seemed happy. The food quality was good it just took a long time from the order to the delivery of food from the kitchen.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 29, 2017

The setting is quite nice, very pretty grounds and lovely patio. The food service was quite slow. Waited over an hour at lunch for very basic menu items, three salads and sliders. The entres arrived, but one salad was missing the chicken and we were told it would be out shortly because it wasn't quite cooked. Waited another 10-15 minutes with no chicken. Finally had to ask the server where it was. When it was finally brought out, everyone else was done with their meal. Disappointing service for a very nice location in Rancho Santa Fe. Disappointed to because we were there to look at the site for lunch event. Would try it again and hope for better service.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Menu is a bit Pricy, but food was good, not exceptional...I believe they rely on captive audience of those that are staying at Hotel and those living close and can walk over. Highly suggest better servers. I used Open Table and put in Comments that it we were celebrating 2 birthdays. Had also called that morning to review with reservationist same. However our server never got the message. Fortunately I adverted an embarrassing moment by catching server just before he brought our bill...should have been more on top of situation.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 20, 2017

Entertaining old friends from NY and wanted to show them the best that California had to offer. We all thoroughly enjoyed the excellent ambience, high end presentation and attentive staff. My wife and I don't go out often but when we do we like it to be really special and Morada did not disappoint.

We especially appreciated the unhurried, reasonably quiet setting on the patio that allowed us the opportunity to catch up with our old seldom seen friends in a sophisticated authentic California style.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Outdoor dining on the patio is lovely with lawn and gardens to look upon. The atmosphere on the patio is quiet and allows for great conversation and enjoyment of nature. The bar area is seductive and inviting though we only passed through to get to the patio. Food was good, not exceptional, but would return again for the combination of the ambiance and the food.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We needed a really nice meal without any drawbacks to let our hair down and relax and enjoy ourselves. Morada did not disappoint. The cucumber basil martini was perfect followed by the sweetest tiny oysters which were a highlight. Our entree's were prepared perfectly and all was served in a timely fashion. We just melted as if we were at a spa, a food spa! Thank you

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Seasonal
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Very slow service. Above average prices for average food.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 12, 2017

Excellent food and beautiful location. Great view in scenic Rancho Santa Fe

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 12, 2017

You'll love this restaurant if...

1. You show up 15 minutes before your early (6:00 PM) reservation only to be told that there are no outdoor tables available on the terrace--one of the main reasons for going there in the first place. When asked why, a rather curt hostess says: We were "unexpectedly slammed" with other customers who reserved those tables.

2. On your way to a less than stellar indoor table you note there are 8 open tables on the terrace that remained so for the full 90 minutes we spent in the restaurant. I'm guessing those tables were reserved for Rancho Santa Fe "Royalty."

3. Your waiter looks and acts like he just stepped off the set of "Land of the Living Dead," who obviously hates his job, and hurries you through your meal as quickly as possible.

4. You find a paltry selection of mediocre wines by the glass; seriously, I've seen better selections at biker bars!

5. Your double-cut pork chop is so dry and overcooked you saw on it like Yo-Yo Ma playing Rimsky Korsakov's "Flight of the Bumblebee" on the cello.

6. Your wife's chicken pot pie contains a nice little addition--a metal shard most likely from a pot scrubber--and when that problem brought to the attention of the wait staff nothing more is said or done about it. Nice touch.

Needless to say the Mrs. and I won't be in any big hot hurry to revisit.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Very limited menu for vegetarians
No bread basket or extras
Very limited menu period- very proud of the burger of the month
Not very attentive with water etc
No flowers on the table
Enjoyed the halibut in Thai curry, but for the price of the entree ($38) it was not a fine dinning experience

Great view, would not revisit unless staying at the hotel

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Why no points with OpenTable reservation?

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Worst service .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had the most fantastic time for dinner with friends! Beautiful setting, creative/delicious food, and super friendly and attentive staff. We will definitely be returning! A gem in the north San Diego area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Service very slow but great venue and food was acceptable

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Our male server was outstanding, I can't remember his name but he was tall and just so helpful! We really appreciate him

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

An excellent place nestled in Rancho Santa Fe. Servers were friendly and very personable. Portions were smaller but the food was outstanding. The charred broccoli salad with green goddess dressing is outstanding!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on June 17, 2017

If you are looking for a nice place to hang out by the bar and drink wine with your friends while your kids run unsupervised around the restaurant with other kids then this is your new favorite place! But it wasn't mine. From the prices on the menu I assumed this was a date night type place. But when I commented on the frenzied nature of the bar area with a ton of kids running around and jumping off the stair landing (right next to our table) the hostess informed me that the crowd is local and they come with their kids. Awesome for them! But it was a waste of an expensive dinner for us - loud, frenzied, tasteless food. I will say the wait staff was kind and helpful - but I won't be back - unless I bring my young nephews to enjoy the zoo too.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 6, 2017

Really great meal and atmosphere. A little off the beaten path for San Diego visitors, but well worth the drive!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Romantic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Took very good care of us at short notice

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Brunch was absolutely phenomenal! Congratulations to the staff and hotel for re-making a Rancho Santa Fe landmark experience.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Very slow and staff acts like they don't give a...

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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Morada has a very nice breakfast and lunch menu. Servers are very attentive

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 6, 2017

Great food and great service. I read a few reviews that spoke poorly about the service but our server Kristen was fantastic. She was attentive, knew a lot about the menu, and had great recommendations.

The food was amazing. We shared Brussels sprouts , ricotta cheese spread and wagyu meatball as a table for appetizers. For dinner we had filet and halibut and we loved it. We go to a lot of high-end steak houses and this Filet was a good as anyone we have had over the years.

For dessert we had the apple pie and donuts and it was a great finisher.

Highly recommend it!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 30, 2017

Wife's Birthday. We always enjoy Morada. One of our most favorites.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Organic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Scenic View, Fun, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 25, 2017

For an upscale hotel/resort, their restaurant could be much improved, especially the cuisine. The soup I had was thick, heavy and tasteless. A crab salad was given elaborate plating but neither had substance or much taste either, and was vastly overpriced for what it contained. The terrace is one of the most lovely places to dine in N. County San Diego. Needs outstanding food to compliment it.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Restaurant located within the hotel. Highly suggest making reservations, ours honored on time. Patio tables fill quickly. Friendly staff, Great service, Good food (small entree portions for the price), romantic, fantastic atmosphere, outside seating w/table-side heaters for those chilly nights. Our waitress didn't miss a beat. Children & Pets welcomed.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Morada was a great disappointment for me. When I was at University I came here nearly twice monthly for Sunday brunch and it was great: drinks, various delicious meat dishes and a great atmosphere. This week I talked a colleague into having supper there as a nostalgic treat for me as I hadn't been for many years. About the only thing left is the Atmosphere and great service. My pork shank was so dry I could hardly cut it. The accompanying vegetable and puffed rice were tasteless. Questioning my own observation, I asked my colleague to try a small piece -- same result. While not a large eater, I found my colleague's three small scallops as an entre for $36.00 odd to say the least. Besides our fine server, Robert, I was most pleased with the Wednesday half-off wine menu a good and generous deal. I rarely write a poor review, but with this one, I had no choice when asked.

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